GPEN Privacy Sweep 2015 raises concerns over children's apps
Fri 18 Sep 2015, 18:26

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) participated in the third Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) Privacy Sweep which took place between 11th and 15th May 2015. The aim of the Sweep was to examine the data privacy practices of websites and apps aimed at or popular among children.

You can find the full results of the Sweep here. Also see ICO questions raised over children’s websites and apps.

GPEN Alert - new global consumer privacy protection initiative
Fri 30 Oct 2015, 17:58

On October 26, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (“GPEN”) Alert, a new multilateral information sharing system that would allow participating agencies to share information relating to an investigation in order to facilitate better cross-border coordination. The FTC, along with agencies from seven other nations, signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the 37th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Amsterdam.

GPEN Alert is a multilateral system that will enhance coordination by enabling participants to confidentially share information about investigations. The GPEN Alert technology is based on the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network, a system that enables member U.S. law enforcement agencies to access complaints that consumers provide to the FTC and other data contributors.